Though we're not quite yet into December, it's probably about time to start thinking about what gifts you're going to pick up for your friends and family. If you're anything like most other people, coming up with presents for everyone in your life is probably an unnecessarily difficult task. At least, it is for me somewhere near 90% of the time.
But, if you've got a tech nerd in your life, then you're in luck. For the next couple of weeks, I'll be putting together lists of the hottest products in gaming and tech for every budget. This week, you'll find some of the best things you can buy for £50 and under. It might be a bit hard finding products that fall within this range because, let's face it, gadgets are an expensive hobby. Still, if you know where to look, you'll find plenty of products that any tech geek would be glad to have.
In the current economic climate, it is becoming increasingly important for businesses to look for ways to save money in any way they can.
A number of global economies are at best stagnant and at worst in
serious danger of failing to recover from the recent financial crisis
sufficiently. Considering this, it is important to save
in both large and small areas of the business. From office furniture to
the number of paperclips you order, everything has to be accounted for.
Below are three of the main areas in which money can be saved in the business world;
By SavooStaffGuest Blogger
Money Saving Tips
Have you ever noticed how, round about this time every year, various snippets of research leech their way into the media under the pretense of educating parents on what's best for their kids? Today, for example, we're being told that the happiest kids are the ones who have high tech material items to make them feel good. So, mums and dads, if you want to have a happy child (and therefore be a good parent) you need to start spending - a lot! Really?
There's a fairly decent chance that you or someone you know may have accidentally stumbled upon a fake gadget at some point. iPods, computer software, mobile phones and mp3 players, among numerous others, have all been counterfeited at some point or another. But there is no way you could counterfeit an entire store, right? If you happen to find yourself in Kunming, China, you just might want to think twice about that.
blog recently broke news that, yes, there's an entire store in China
that's masquerading itself as a legitimate Apple Store. Taking a quick
glance, you could see how one might get away with it. Like real Apple
Stores, the fake one features the same clean white walls, wooden floors
and tables and even blue-shirted employees toting those familiar Apple
Store employee name tags. The aesthetics of it all seem to blend right
For years people have been making the assertion that PC gaming is a dying breed, but there's yet to be any concrete evidence of it ringing true. Both Valve and Blizzard, two of the top developers on ANY platform, have huge PC releases due out in 2011 in the form of Portal 2 and Diablo 3 respectively. Furthermore, with Games for Windows Live and Good Old Games making strong pushes in the distribution front, we may finally see a serious competitor to Valve's Steam platform. But that aside, what else does 2011 have in store?
Depending on how you feel about peripherals such as the iPad, 2010 was either a landmark year or a huge cause for concern. Though the iPad was far from being the first tablet computer on the market, it was the first to be marketed primarily as a platform for media such as books, movies, games, and music. While it was largely successful in those regards, it also came at the expense of technical computing power, ergonomics, as well as an open architecture. Still, the triumphs of the iPad have led way to the development of other similar devices, which are sure to be a trend in 2011.